Vitamin Supplement
 

Triptophan

 

 

Triptophan is a neurotransmitter responsible of multiple chemical reactions in the brain.  

 

5-hydroxy triptophan is a precursor for serotonin and melatonin. 

 

These two hormones regulates our moods and sleep schedules. 

 

By enhancing serotonin and melatonin synthesis, it regulates and stimulates our mood. 

 

Triptophan in foods: 

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You can get it in these foods: red meats, beef, pork, Swiss cheese, peanuts, lamb ,poultry (chicken and turkey) and seafood (tuna, halibut ,salmon and shrimp), as well as cottage cheese, cashews and avocados. 

 

Its dosage: 

 

  •   Dosage Range: 25-300mg daily. 

 

  •  Most Common Dosage: 100mg daily. 

 

  •  Dosage Forms: Capsules and tablets. 

 

What do we recommend? 

 

  •  Doctor's Trust 5-HTP, 120 capsule, 50 mg. 

 

  •  Doctor's Best's L triptophan Powder 100gm from HouseOfNutrition. 

 

Doctor's Best's L-Triptophan Powder 100gm 

 

Its functions: 

 

  •  5-hydroxy triptophan reduces significantly the symptoms of anxiety. 

 

  •  This medicine helped patients with depression linked to reduced serotonin levels with fewer side effects than usual antidepressants. 

 

  •  It is a solution to sleep disorder sufferers to help them get some rest. 

 

  •  Patients with headaches, migraines and fibromyalgia noticed great benefits from using this supplement. 

 

  •  At least, it seems that it may help treat obesity. 

 

Its side effects: 

 

People who use it may experiment occasional side effects like: nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. If you have these side effects, take a lower dose then gradually increase the dosage. 

 

Pregnancy/Breast-Feeding: 

 

There are no proof in the medical literature that it may cause any adverse effects to fetal development during pregnancy or to infants who are breast-fed. 

 

NB: this medicine should not be used in children unless recommended by your physician.